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Consumer Reports Calls on Tesla to Disable and Update Auto Steering Function, Remove “Autopilot” Name
Automaker is under federal investigation following fatal crash WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consumer Reports is calling on the automaker Tesla to disable the automatic steering function in the Autopilot driving-assist system available in its Model S vehicles until the company updates...

Subaru & Mazda Keep Pace with Luxury Brands in Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Brand Report Card
Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, BMW lead the pack YONKERS, NY— Consumers don’t always have to spend top dollar to get a great car. The Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card reveals mainstream brands like Subaruand Mazda can often deliver as...

Consumer Reports’ 2016 Annual Top Picks: Kia Sorento & Lexus RX Are Best SUVs
Ford F-150 named top pickup truck for first time in 17 years YONKERS, NY — Seven new vehicles made Consumer Reports’ 2016 Annual Top Picks list—the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Kia Sorento, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Camry, Lexus RX, Honda Fit, and...

Consumer Reports’ 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey: New Transmission Technology Problems Emerge
Lexus, Toyota, Audi, Mazda, and Subaru Most Reliable Brands YONKERS, NY—While problematic infotainment systems continue to be among the top issues reported by new car owners, Consumer Reports has identified an emerging trend of increased troubles with new transmission systems...

Consumer Reports Shines Light on Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices
Poor Credit May Raise Premiums Higher Than a Drunk Driving Conviction YONKERS, NY—The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to...

Consumer Reports Names the Best Cars for Any Budget
Used car standouts from $10,000 or less up to $25,000; Plus, the Worst of the Worst Used Cars YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a way for consumers to get the biggest bang for their...

The Truth about Car Recalls: Consumer Reports Investigates the Record-Breaking 2014 and What It Means For Drivers
Five key questions about recalls answered YONKERS, NY ― In 2014, 62 million U.S. vehicles were recalled, an all-time record. Some of those recalls have been tied to serious injuries or deaths, which might have Americans concerned about the safety...

Domestic Cars Clinch Three Spots in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks List for First Time in 17 Years
Subaru shows strong performance, with three models taking top honors in the 2015 list YONKERS, NY — In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Subaru Legacy, and Toyota Highlander—with the...

Buick Is First Domestic to Earn A Top 10 Spot In Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards
Rankings find Kia rising, while Acura, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz plummet YONKERS, NY—With improved reliability scores for its lineup, Buick has become the first domestic brand to earn a place among the top 10 in Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report...

Independent Shops Outshine Dealership Repair Centers in Consumer Reports Car Repair Satisfaction Survey
Over Three-quarters of customers that haggled were successful in negotiating a discount. YONKERS, NY—Consumer Reports latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a franchised new-car...

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